The Instructors
Ralph Adamo

A 1974 Master of Fine Arts graduate of the University of Arkansas, New Orleans native Ralph Adamo began publishing poems in national journals while still an undergraduate at Loyola University. He has published five books of poems and edited other works, such as the recent I Hope It's Not Over and Good-bye: Selected Poems of Everette Maddox (University of New Orleans Press). He is the former editor of the New Orleans Review, a former writer for Gambit,and a recipient of several writing prizes, including recognition from the New Orleans Press Association, the first Marble Faun Prize from the Pirate's Alley Faulkner Society, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and the Open Society Institute Katrina Media Fellowship. 

Katheryn Krotzer Laborde

When her family relocated to New Orleans in 1970, Katheryn Krotzer Laborde had no idea she was moving to a place that would shape her soul and influence her to be a writer.  In the many years that have passed since then, she has written short fiction and literary nonfiction, and has worked as a publicist, freelance journalist, script helper, grant writer, and an English professor. A graduate of the University of New Orleans Creative Writing Workshop, she is a recipient of a Louisiana Division of the Arts Artists Fellowship, a Louisiana Cultural Economy Grant and, most recently, the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society Novella medal. Do Not Open: The Discarded Refrigerators of Post-Katrina New Orleans was published by McFarland in 2010.

Jeremy Tuman

Jeremy Tuman is a 2008 graduate of the University of New Orleans’ Creative Writing Workshop, where he specialized in creative nonfiction, and served as nonfiction editor of Bayou, a literary journal. His writing has appeared in Gambit and the Journal of College Writing among other publications. He has taught journalism, composition, and nonfiction as literature, and has worked to incorporate aspects of popular nonfiction and popular culture criticism into traditional college composition pedagogy. Jeremy was a finalist for the 2007 Samuel Mockbee Award for creative nonfiction.

All instructors teach in the Xavier University English Department.

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